Iron-Age (Nidderdale) Community Archaeology Project
Iron-Age (Nidderdale) is a community archaeology project investigating historic iron smelting and smithing in and around the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Nidderdale AONB) in North Yorkshire. Investigations are in progress at several locations where there is documentary or landscape evidence of iron extraction, smelting or smithing from the Iron Age.
via @Medievalists Read this article! fascinating. Robert Hardy (aka Lord Peter Wimsey, Siegfried Farnon & the Minister of Magic) leads the charge to save Shrewsbury:
Mr Hardy is a world authority on medieval warfare and, in particular, the longbow, which for the first time in English history, was unleashed by two opposing sides at Shrewsbury, accounting for the high death toll.
Mr Hardy, who also starred in the long-running BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, added: “It is my business to defend the battlefield. It is where thousands of people out of divided but strong loyalties or compulsion, came together to test their arguments to the death.
“These are sacred burial places. We should honour those fields. The date of the battle doesn’t make any difference.”
The proposed incinerator is to be built by the waste company Veolia on the southern fringe of the battlefield, just to the north of the town, on land across which King Henry IV’s forces successfully attacked a rebel army led by Henry “Hotspur” Percy.